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Topic # 8856 3-Aug-2006 10:20
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Does anyone know if Telecom will bring out an ExpressCard EVDO modem, for use in newer  PC & Mac laptops?

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  Reply # 43199 3-Aug-2006 10:34
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Yes they are but not sure of the time frame

USB modems are also on the way for EV-DO and WCDMA/HSDPA

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Reply # 43230 3-Aug-2006 13:35
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I bought one of these MiniMax EVDO modems , seems to work OK.


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  Reply # 43235 3-Aug-2006 13:58
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I would like to get the USB version of UMTS/HSDPA for use with UMPC/UX. not that I have the latter two devices yet but at least i would have the peace of mind knowing I have a path for the gadgets i want to get.

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  Reply # 43236 3-Aug-2006 14:02
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Hmmm I was looking at them. But a laptop with embedded EVDO would suit me better. I wonder how long before we see them in shops

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  Reply # 43421 7-Aug-2006 13:47
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pland: I bought one of these MiniMax EVDO modems , seems to work OK.

These are VERY cool and work pretty well :D

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  Reply # 44093 16-Aug-2006 11:46
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Re the embedded devices, great in theory but like the PCMCIA cards at present the shrowding of the Laptop can effect the RF performance.

Obviously handy to have built in but i prefer being able to use data any where i have network coverage, not just where the embedded device or PCMCIA card has coverage.

The Minimax works really well and similar to my handset for coverage.

The Sierra wireless with the external antenna goes well also, with out is limited coverage. As long as you don;t move around it works sweet with the antenna!

USB is probably more suitable and enables use in other devices such as desktops, Mac's etc. 
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  Reply # 44099 16-Aug-2006 12:49
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I have found the performance of the embedded laptops to be very good. They use a paddle antenna that is mounted behind the screen.

I do understand what you are saying though.

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